Publisher, WCG Comics
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Hanes Adventures Now Available
as a Full Color Web Comic
that Rob Hanes Adventures, its long-running
action-adventure series about a globetrotting soldier of fortune, is
now available as a serialized web comic at http://rhadventures.com.
As an added bonus, the series is being presented for the first time in
full color. With the web comic, the publisher hopes to reach new readers
who have not had a chance to see the title previously or whose local
stores may not carry the comic book. The web comic also will provide
current fans of the series with a more regular stream of available fresh
content between issues.
The first story being presented is “The EC Express.” Two
stories already have been posted at the site in full.
always been proud of the strong support Rob Hanes Adventures receives
from fans and retailers, but it has been a challenge to compete, grow
sales, and get into stores as a small publisher with limited resources,” said
series creator and writer-artist Randy Reynaldo. “Though I recognize
the web is competitive in its own way, obviously readers now have a gateway
for easily finding and accessing the series directly and whenever they
want to, which I hope will encourage them to seek out the print version
Reynaldo assured readers that the print comic book series
will continue. (Issue 9 is now available and issue 10 is due out shortly.)
The web comic is intended to complement the print series, and serve as
an additional gateway for a new and potentially larger audience of readers.
Though the series has been praised over the years for being a standout
black-and-white title, presenting the feature on the web obviously gives
the opportunity to present the series in a vibrant new way, without the
restraints of distribution and the cost associated with printing, particularly
The colorist for the new series is Barry Gregory, editor and
president of 01comics.
“Barry is a longtime friend, fellow publisher,
and fan of the series, and his work has surpassed all my expectations,” said
Reynaldo. “Though the adventures scheduled to be serialized are
from my vast catalog of back stories, even if you’ve seen these
stories before, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised like me
at how fresh and new the stories look—Barry's beautiful color work
has brought the stories to a new level, which in itself makes them worth
The backlog of stories from over the years—encompassing
more than 400 pages of material—creates an extensive catalog of
adventures to pull from.
Since its debut, Rob Hanes Adventures has been
praised as a standout black and white title that has drawn comparisons
to classic adventure strips and the work of cartoonists like Alex Toth,
which all served as inspiration for the series.
Rob Hanes Adventures is a comic-book series about an international troubleshooter and modern-day
soldier of fortune who works for Justice International, a worldwide private
investigations and security agency. The title character travels the world
on assignment, finding action and intrigue at every turn. Each story
is self-contained, and features exotic locales, high-flying action, beautiful
women, and a healthy dose of humor.
In recent years, the focus of the
series has shifted from straight action-adventure to more of an action-variety
series—issue 10, for example, is a sports-themed story that features
Rob going undercover on a minor league baseball team. Reynaldo is a past
Xeric Foundation grant winner and a past nominee for the Russ Manning
Award for Most Promising Newcomer, which is awarded annually with the
Will Eisner Awards.
More details about the webcomic, including a personal
statement from artist-writer-creator Randy Reynaldo, may be found in
the News section of the WCG Comics website at http://wcgcomics.com/new.html.